Arm pain neck injury

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Avatar_n_tn The numbness and tingling I could trace down my arm. Then for the last year I have had severe pain in a pinpoint spot in the top of my neck that feels like someone is stabbing me. Sometimes it would radiate up into my head and I would have the diplopia and dizzy spells. Now within the last month I have been having something else happen. I have been having random joint pain. When it first started it may be in my elbow one day then the next in my wrist and then my finger the next.
Avatar_n_tn These accumulated changes caused by degeneration can gradually compress one or more of the nerve roots. This can lead to increasing pain in the neck and arm, weakness, and changes in sensation. In advanced cases, the spinal cord becomes involved. This can affect not just the arms, but the legs as well”. Taken from Investigations like MRI spine are done to rule out.
Avatar_f_tn About three weeks i hurt myself at work i was helping another girl get her paient back to bed and he didn't satnd as well as she said he could and two hundred pounds of dead weight riped down on my left shoulder. Sence this has happened i have had very bad pain in my shoulder, neck arm and back, i can't move my arm at all without tears my neck i can't even turn it. And i have very bad numbness in hand to the point where it's hard to hold on to things. Also i have been getting bad head aces.
Avatar_n_tn Hi. I am a 62 year old male. I deleloped neck, shoulder and arm pain about 2 weeks ago. I lifted a couple of 60 lb bags of cement mix so I think that's was the cause. the pain seems to be lasting a long time now, over 2 weeks. it's painful to turn my head to the right or stretch my neck from side to side. the pain seems to be in the area of the trap muscle and is also in the shoulder and move down the arm.
Avatar_n_tn You should be evaluated for a neuropraxia (stretching of a nerve) that resulted from your injury and can cause weakness, pain, and numbness in a larger distribution of the arm and hand (disc "bulges" usually just give a small area of numbness and weakness of only 1 or 2 muscles. You're looking at a peripheral nerve or brachial plexus injury, likely due to traction of the arm as you grabbed the railing and fell forcefully.
Avatar_f_tn What you have is probably Scalene Myofascial Pain Syndrome. When scalene muscle is the cause of pain, the pain is referred from neck to (either all or a combination of) chest, inner lining of scapula (shoulder bone), shoulder, posterior and lateral sides of the arm right up to the thumb and index finger.
Avatar_m_tn The symptoms include pain at the level of the problem (i.e. neck or back etc) and pain that may radiate down the arm or leg (depending on where the problem is). In more advanced cases, muscle weakness or sensory symptoms such as tingling or numbness may occur. A radiculopathy is often diagnosed based on history, physical examination, and MRI of the spine.
Avatar_n_tn I have a pain in my right neck that goes down my right arm. The tendons fell swolen from my neck down my arm. The doctor thaught it might be frozen shoulder. I'm wondering if it's a tumor. Had injury back in 1989 to back and neck.This started about 5 weeks ago and has gotten better but seems to persist. Advil helps, but wondering if MRI would answer question.
1240783_tn?1286672628 i had a huge lump on the bottom of my skull for about 3 weeks. then 1 day i woke up with pain in my arm + shoulder. I started seeing a physio originally for my arm, who said i have a trapped nerve in the neck. Then she told me i have a twisted vertebrae c2. I am experiencing bad lengthy migraines, and occasional sharp shooting pains from the bottom of my head to the top. I knew physio would cause some pain but this is intense. I told gp who gave pain killers.
Avatar_n_tn After few days without attending it, I played badminton after a gap of one month which aggrevate my problem more. Next day onwards, the problem become worst. I am having neck pain and right arm pain. Even I saw a doctor, he gave me ARCOCIA 120 MG .Even take this tablet for 4 days, I am still having the pain in my neck and right upper arm. This is happening for 2nd time within this year. Last time, my family doctor gave me some medicine which releieve me from the pain within 10 days.
Avatar_n_tn I was 3 months with a neck brace and underwent some physio therapy, mostly various exercise. I had pain in both arms and was limited in my arm movement. Most of that has returned although I still experience a lot of pain in my right arm when stretching or reaching and some numbness on occasion. I continued to have some discomfort in the neck but am experiencing increased pain lately in the nape of my neck and upper shoulders and a lot of dizziness/lightheadedness.
Avatar_m_tn Now the pain starts at neck and radiates down my arm. It feels like a hot poker. I cannot lay on my right side, and i have trouble laying on my left side, and have to prop my arm on a pillow for relief. Could you please tell me if there are alternative treatments besides surgery to correct my problem?
Avatar_m_tn It would be difficult to determine whether your disc herniation was the primary cause of your arm symptoms, (Or if the herniation was present at its current size) If you did not have your present neck, shoulder and arm pain at the time of your prior surgeries, your treating physicians addressed your major complaints and determined ulnar nerve surgery would be appropriate. It gets a bit more complex when you have 5 arm surgeries (over what period of time?
Avatar_f_tn Over the course of 4 or 5 days my pain reached unbearable levels. I had burning in my neck, severe upper back, chest and arm pain, with a lot electric type shocking pain. Yes, I had cord compression at 3 levels prior to surgery, fortunately it was minimal.
Avatar_m_tn In 2007 I was injured at work while lifting and had acute pain in my left neck, left shoulder and pain, numbness and tingling in my left arm and hand. Treating physicians were initially unsure if it was a neck or shoulder injury or combo of both. MRI confirmed herniated cervical discs at C5, C6, and C7 and mild foraminal stenosis which jived with my symptoms at the time.
Avatar_n_tn Hi, I think your symptoms may be due to nerve irritation in the cervical (neck) spine because of cervical disc bulge. This pain may be referred and perceived as occurring in the back of head & shoulders (as it blades)- LHERMITTES SIGN, arms or chest, rather than just the neck. Other symptoms may include vertigo, nausea (dizziness) and stiffness. It will be best that you consult a neurologist who would like to prescribe Pain killers, steroid and muscle relaxants.
Avatar_f_tn Any neck pain? Any crunching when twisting your neck? What is the name of the pill? Why can't you sleep on your side? Does it hurt if someone presses deep against the side of your shoulders? Is there popping or grinding, when doing a rotation, like pitching a baseball type movement? Etc. How old are you? Yes, that is relevant. What general physical shape are you in? Yes, that is relevant too. If you haven't had an MRI, I would suggest getting one.
Avatar_f_tn PT, lots of stiffness around the neck, shoulders, with bicep pain bilaterally on the least exertion, I got my neck MRI today. Funny I didn't have much actual neck pain- just abnormal popping & then woke up to sharp pain in my right side of neck. Get trigger point injections from a doc, from old injury, so headed back to him for facet infections.
Avatar_n_tn I have ~4wk history of horrible pain of excruciating pain in the mid portion of my left upper arm. It seems to start just below the deltoid area. There is no hx of any injury to that area. There is a dull ache at rest but when I attempt to do a straight arm raise from the side, the pain is intolerable with movement. I have had three surgeries on my lumbar spine and do not require any medications on a daily basis and do have a very high tolerance to pain.
Avatar_n_tn Thanks for using the forum. I am happy to address your questions, and my answer will be based on the information you provided here. Please make sure you recognize that this forum is for educational purposes only, and it does not substitute for a formal office visit with your doctor. Without the ability to examine you and obtain a history, I can not tell you what the exact cause of your symptoms is. However I will try to provide you with some useful information.
Avatar_f_tn According to your symptom,it probably was soft tissue injury in upper neck,it's conduct pain,it lead to pins and needles in arm and hand ,etc. So,massage and acupuncture maybe help,if pain constant,consult your doc...
Avatar_m_tn Hi Joseph, I am sorry you are having so much pain in your arm. Pain can be so life altering and you are so young to have such horrid pain. An MRI most certainly will diagnosis a tendon or a ligament injury. I am at a loss as to what could have happened when your friend fell on your arm. It sounds like your physicians have performed all the diagnostic procedures that should have revealed an injury to your arm. Trauma to an arm will normally result in with a sprain, strain or fracture.
Avatar_n_tn On the one hand, I am concerned about possibly being so lucky as to now have lymphoma, and on the other hand perhaps these concerns are unrelated and my arm pain is related to an injury from last summer when I pulled myself up out of the water and into our boat.
Avatar_n_tn The fact that your pain is also evident in your neck and causing arm pain could mean that your cervical spine has been affected. Degenerative disc disease is a normal process of the wear and tear on our spine as we age, but can be increased secondary to repetitive movement. It is difficult to assess whether your current symptoms can be directly related to your injury in November. Is this a work comp injury?